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The Great Philosophers: Nietzsche

Ronald Hayman

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Prose: non-fiction, Fiction, Philosophy

'God is dead', announced Nietzsche - before going on to abolish himself.

An enthralling guide for a new, postmodern age.

'God is dead', announced Nietzsche - before going on to abolish himself.

Envious contemporaries of Nietzsche ridiculed him as a mad man - and yet they came closer than they knew in characterising a philosopher in whose thought ambivalence approximated to disintegration of the self.

While the nineteenth century's coherent, consistent systems of certainty came crashing down ingloriously at the very first touch of the twentieth, Nietzsche's discourses survived. He was more modern, it seemed, than the moderns.

In this stimulating and provocative guide, Hayman reveals how Nietzsche's work is more contemporary and relevant than ever in a new postmodern age.

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Praise for The Great Philosophers: Nietzsche

  • The books should improve the cultural circulation of philosophy by their style as well as their substance - TES

  • Rarely have intellectual sophistication and complexity come so cheap - FINANCIAL TIMES

  • A promising venture - THE TIMES

  • The virtue of these deceptively brief books is that they are the real thing - EVENING STANDARD

  • If you want to acquire some first-hand experience of philosophy and democracy you would do well to read this welcome series - TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT

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